Thoughts on L&D Recruitment 2 of 2: Applying

As a follow up to my previous post, now some thoughts on my job hunt. It’s over two years since my last job search, this time self-inflicted rather than redundancy driven.  I had gone very ‘eggs in one basket’ for a role in an organisation I am really keen on (but have heard today they… Continue reading Thoughts on L&D Recruitment 2 of 2: Applying

Skillsoft Perspectives (EMEA) 2018

website: http://perspectives.skillsoft.com/2018EMEA/ back channel: https://twitter.com/hashtag/perspectives18 My first of these events and it was a useful mix of Skillsoft product updates/demos, (industry) experts and user/client presentations.  I tweeted a bit during the day but some major takeaways below: Skillsoft as a company Like a lot of learning technology companies there has clearly been a push to improve UI/UX… Continue reading Skillsoft Perspectives (EMEA) 2018

CIPD Learning and Development Show: April 2018

I didn’t last long at this year’s CIPD L&D show – beyond catching up with a few people there wasn’t much grabbing my attention amongst the usual wide spread of presentations and stalls. The CIPD show often feels like the broadest of L&D churches with a mix of tech, publishers, consultancies, coaches and more in… Continue reading CIPD Learning and Development Show: April 2018

Time to stop the snobbery in L&D

L&D departments need to support their organisation in valuable ways.  Simples. Yet I increasingly feel that the L&D industry takes a snobbish approach to the world of work – far too often talking about what we might actually call ‘knowledge workers’ or, at least, office work. Yes knowledge work is obviously a large part of… Continue reading Time to stop the snobbery in L&D